A recent poll result, naturally from the racist Bible Belt, should annihilate any lingering doubts that Republicans constitute a disproportionate share of this nation’s imbeciles. Assessing blame for the negligent federal response to Hurricane Katrina, more Louisiana Republicans cited President Obama than cited George W. Bush. By a slim margin of 29 to 28 percent, these Obama-blaming morons assigned him presidential responsibility nearly four years before his inauguration.
Republican politicians who exploit mass ignorance are assaulting more than their Democratic opponents. They are undermining the basic requirement of constitutional democracy: an intelligent, informed electorate.